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Evan Stubbins (24) from Church Road, Croom, Co Limerick pleaded guilty to possessing  various materials  with the intention of endangering life or causing serious injury to property contrary to the Explosives Substances Act.   Photograph: Facebook

A 24 year old man has been jailed for five years after he almost caused a massive explosion that could have killed him and blown up a filling station (...)

Thomas O’Sullivan (centre)  pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court  to the knife attack. File photograph:  Provision

A 54-year-old man has been jailed for 10 years for a frenzied knife attack in which he broke into a family home last Christmas and almost killed a mot(...)

The prosecution said it  had no difficulty with the case being adjourned as it would facilitate the presentation of victim impact statements.

A 54-year-old man has been remanded in custody for sentence after he pleaded guilty to a series of knife attacks on a family just two days before Chri(...)

Gardaí searched Gavin Ryan’s house in Kanturk, Co Cork and found a tent in an upstairs room containing five cannabis plants including three mature specimens. File phorograph: Reuters.

A part-time music teacher who said he grew cannabis to be used to treat a medical condition, has been jailed for a year after a judge noted that he ha(...)

Det Garda Crotty agreed with defence barrister, Ray Boland, that Santiago had paid a huge price for his actions. Photograph: Google Street View

An American engineer who endangered people when he flung a fire extinguisher from a fifth-floor balcony on to the lobby of a city hotel has avoided a (...)

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The family of a woman found not guilty by reason of insanity of assaulting a work colleague when she put a knife to her throat has promised a judge th(...)

Cynan Rees pleaded guilty earlier this month to three counts of possessing child pornography at his home on May 1st, 2014.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

An IT expert who denied knowing anything about child pornography but told gardaí he was into naturism has been jailed for 18 months for possessing mor(...)

US engineer Albert Santiago. His case was adjourned until November. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

An American engineer working for a US pharmaceutical company went beserk after mixing drink with prescription medicines and put people’s lives at risk(...)

Phil McCarthy told Cork Circuit Criminal court  her father Patrick McCarthy ‘thought he would take the easy way out and try and kill himself when allegations came to light’.

A young woman, who was sexually abused by her own father as a child, saved his life when she found him hanging himself in a shed, a court has heard. (...)

“Normally people grow out of bad behaviour. You need to smell the coffee,” the judge said to the offender.

It was entirely understandable how the public was becoming cynical about judges handing out suspended sentences given the frequency with which offende(...)

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